Institute of Ukrainian Studies
Львівська міська молодіжна громадська організація "Інститут українських студій"
Mission of the organization is to promote inclusive society in Ukraine by engaging people with disabilities to active social life and educational activities concerning protection of their rights.
-to increase the knowledge of local communities and society in general about capabilities and potential of people with disabilities;
-to protect the rights of people with disabilities on local and national levels;
-to help to create inclusive society in Ukraine;
-to help young leaders;
-to encourage youth to take active part in social life.
In its daily activities, our NGO organizes projects aimed at increasing cooperation with local youth, especially youth with disabilities and youth with fewer opportunities, through different methods of non-formal education ensuring active participation of young people in local life.
There are 21 official members who are involved in writing project applications, and project/event management and around 30-40 volunteers who help us during implementation of different projects. Governing Board consists of a president, vice president for local development, vice president for international affairs and two managers of cycling marathon
"I see! I can! I will!". Among the staff of the NGO there is also an administrator who is responsible for documentation and technical issues.
Our major projects include:
- Annual cycling marathon “I See! I Can! I Will!” which is aimed at fostering social transformation and promoting inclusion of visually impaired people as equal members of Ukrainian society;
- Sensoteca, an informal inclusive space where everyone can find their own place regardless sex, race, religion, disability, gender identity, social status;
- Inclusive-IT, a project aimed at creating social entrepreneurship in the future based on checking websites for inclusiveness and thus providing visually impaired people with job in IT sphere
- In 2017 we also organized “Tour of tolerance. Ukraine”, a project aimed at promoting tolerance among Ukrainians of the eastern and western part of the country.
Address: Franka 33/5 79005 Lviv, Ukraine
Email: president(AT)ius.lviv.ua, project-coordinator(AT)ius.lviv.ua